Welcome to edition #19 of The AIS Angel Insider, your weekly scoop of inspiration, insights and insider knowledge on all things Angel Investing and Startups.
On this weeks AIS Angel Insider:
📰 Inside Scoop: 16 experts reveal how ChatGPT has revolutionised industries + more
🚀 For the Founders: Join the Impact Shakers accelerator
🤓 Read of the week: Angel investing is 'a window to innovation across the economy,' Here is how women can benefit
🧠 Resources: Thinking about crowdfunding? We’ve rounded up the top 3 platforms of 2023
🔎 What’s happening at AIS: We had our first Founder 🤝 Investor Christmas Social and it was a hit! + Final webinar of the year?
💷 Deal Flow: Speek Health are raising
🚨New: Read our free Angel Investing Basics e-book
🗓 Dates for your Calendar: From Community to Cap Table + more
🤑 Discounts Freebies & Rewards: Read till the end
📰 INSIDE SCOOP
16 AI experts were asked how ChatGPT has revolutionised industries and here’s what they had to say…Read More
UK built world climate tech attracts an astounding $1.1bn from VCs in 2023. So what is built climate tech? Well it refers to any human-made enclosures…Read More
We’re back with the 10 Biggest funding rounds from last week: DataBank And BlueVoyant Notch Big Raises In Slow Week…Read More
🚀 FOR THE FOUNDERS: Join the Impact Shakers accelerator (€150K in equity & support)
The Impact Shakers Accelerator is the heart of their Impact Shakers Ecosystem. It is where they work directly with exceptional founder teams and connect them to their own impact investment vehicles, as well as to their partner ecosystem. Learn More
🤓 READ OF THE WEEK
Angel investing is 'a window to innovation across the economy,' Here is how women can benefit
🧠 Resources | Thinking about crowdfunding? We’ve rounded up the top 3 platforms of 2023
Seedrs is an equity-based crowdfunding platform that connects startups to seed capital from angel investors, venture capitalists, and more. As of April 2023, the site has raised over £1.1 billion from just 1,318 deals. This makes Seedrs one of the top-ranking crowdfunding sites in terms of the value of its investments raised...Check it out
Crowdcube is an equity-based crowdfunding site. It allows businesses at every stage of growth to pitch for funding online to a global audience. In exchange for funds, backers get a stake in the company in the form of equity. Over $1 billion has been invested with Crowdcube. Though startups are welcome, most listings on Crowdcube have established UK companies seeking growth capital to expand into new markets...Check it out
Kickstarter launched in 2009, and is one of the largest rewards-based crowdfunding sites in the UK and the world. The Kickstarter mission is to help people “bring their creative projects to life.” For their support, Kickstarter backers receive whatever your campaign creates. This makes it a popular crowdfunding site among creatives and aspiring eCommerce merchant…Check it out
Honourable Mention: Indiegogo boasts 10+ million monthly visitors, and is a rewards-based crowdfunding site that’s brought over 800,000 creative and entrepreneurial projects to life. Indiegogo also lets you host cause-based campaigns or fundraisers for individual and community wellness…Check it out
🔎 WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AIS
Join us for our final webinar of the year
If you’ve been thinking about what’s next for your career for 2024 or looking for ways to tap into alternative investment methods that are interesting, challenging and actually purposeful?
Join us on December 6th 12pm GMT for our final Angel Investing webinar of the year, where we'll be talking about:
1) Angel investing and the new pathways it can open up for you in your career.
2) How it compares to other investment classes such as property & Stock Investing.
3) Whether this form of investing is actually right for you and how to take advantage of it to add purpose back into how you invest and back brilliant founders along the way...Register Here
Last week Friday we held our first ever! Founder 🤝 Investor Christmas Social and it was a hit, a massive thank you to all who came along. We hope you had as much fun as we did.
Enrolment for the January 2024 Cohort is now open: Our 5 week intensive program is designed to take you from knowing nothing about angel investing to feeling confident and knowledgeable enough to support and invest in the companies you truly believe in. Enrol Today
Join the AIS+Monthly Membership:
Access to regular deal flow
On demand learning resources on Angel Investing
A community of like minded angel investors you can grow and learn with Join Here
Check out what some of our September 2023 Cohort had to say about the course OR read the rest here on Trustpilot
💷 DEAL FLOW
Speek Health is raising
Speek Health are building the digital mental health hub that bridges the gap between families affected by serious mental illness (starting with self-harm) and the skills, community, and treatment resources they need to find stability.
Speek’s first product, based on established clinical research, has seen over 90% retention after 8 months, over 80% of users using the product at least 3 times per week, and almost 90% of users reporting reduced distress in the family. After running a very successful round with investors including Zinc.vc, the founders have a limited amount (£100K) of allocation remaining before they close.
Are you a founder looking to raise? submit your pitch deck here
🧠 LEARN ABOUT THE BASICS OF ANGEL INVESTING
Learn how angel investing actually compares to investing in stocks and shares
Learn about the AIS Mindset and why you need it to win in the game of angel investing
Learn about the different types of angels and decide which one you want to be
Bonus quick start checklist to get you started on your angel investing journey + much more
Download your free copy
🗓 DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Turning your community into your cap table - Odin x Dream Factory: In this fireside chat with Graham Hussey, our very own Andy Ayim and Richard Hadler, we discuss how you can successfully raise from angels and turn your community into your investors.. December 7th 5:30pm - 9:30pm. Register Here
Techstars London Demo Day: Join Techstars for an exciting evening to hear about their newest class of 11 startups pitch their innovative solutions. During the evening you will also mingle and network with fellow investors, Techstars partners, mentors, and alumni. December 7th 6pm - 9:30pm. Register Here
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